QuoteOriginally posted by: DSPGuyQuoteOriginally posted by: antiserany advanced R&D would require PhD(I am not talking about optimizing the antenna shape for a cell phone; but new concepts)There are very few slots though, mainly confined to the larger companies.I was fairly chummy with the head guy at Creative Labs (Sound Blaster company).They use to house a couple post docs there but at some point the pressure to makemoney forced cuts in the esoteric areas. Really couldn't justify pie-in the sky researchwhen what was needed was just repackaged crap.Also knew a few folks at Dolby Labs and SRS, there too, its hard to justify a PHDwhen lots of the work is just retargeting existing technology. I mean, MP3 / AAC,DONE! No need for a new standard.In my field I've watched PHD students come and go, seen 'em at conferences and then they vanish into the ether. Sometimes I try to find where they wound up and when I do its like, "Damm, what a waste!" Love the Che-PeterThere are very few slots and there are many people who think that PhD is a waste of time and don't get the degree so the one who does gets the job easily.Demand is less , supply is lesser.